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    cofty posted Sun, 05 Feb 2012 23:46:00 GMT(2/5/2012)

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    I'm watching the Superbowl live in the UK.

    Any tips on the what is going on? I have worked out the offensive team have to gain a certain amount of yards within a certain number of downs?

    Any other tips welcome. Its 11:30pm here so I might not see the whole game.

    Does it last for 4 x15 minutes?

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:10:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    yes, 4 quarters of 15 minutes each which usually end up being at least double that plus a halftime show and the last quarter usually ends up being roughly an hour so the super bowl ends up being about 5 hours in length not counting the 5 hour pre-game show.

    Enjoy!

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:16:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    4 downs to gain 10 yards. If the 10 yards are not acheived after the 3rd down, the offence has the option to either try for a field goal or punt. If they select to go for it on the 4th down, usually when there is a very small amount of field needed to cover, if they miss they cede the ball to the other team at that spot on the field.

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:19:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    Still awake?

    cofty posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:21:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    Thanks poopsiecakes. We have a full 5 hour program live on BBC. Amazing you can make 60 minutes last for 5 hours.

    We don't have any commercials on BBC so we get pundits every time you go for a break.

    I found a beginners guide online I think I am getting the hang of it but I don't think I will last until 4am. Got to go to work tomorrow. Might last until half time.

    Who is favourite to win?

    M leavingwt posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:24:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.

    cofty posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:25:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.

    Thank god for that!

    Ouch somebody just got a torn ACL - there goes 6-9 months of operation and rehab

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:27:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    Yes, one thing I love about soccer is that the clock runs no matter what - even counting the extra time added at the end of each half or in situations where they play extra in the case of a tie, you know what time it'll be over.

    Apparently, the Patriots are favored to win...

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:27:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    ok that David Beckham commercial was HAWT guys

    Berengaria posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:28:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    You just missed a David Beckham underwear commercial.

    Thank god for that!

    First of all, it was something to see, and second of all I thought you were a non believer!

    Berengaria posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:29:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    LOL Poopsie! I found it rather riveting my self...............

    cofty posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:30:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    But what man would want another man's name on their pants? (pants = underpants not trousers)

    I thank god for lots of stuff - it plays with his head.

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:30:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    I did a Dinah and flung my underwear at the TV. :)

    Berengaria posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:44:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    I'm watching with hubby. I just said OHH..........er what a nice looking young man, my look at all those tattoos......

    poopsiecakes posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:48:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    So you were mentally whipping off your panties then?

    M leavingwt posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:50:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    The Teleflora commercial made up for the Beckham one.

    F noni1974 posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:53:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    I don't know anything about American football and I'm American. I don't watch the Superbowl. I've seen it once in my life and that was at a party and I was drunk. LOL I really hate sports. I do like Baseball but I have to be at the game to get into it. I like baseball because no one has to explain it to me. LOL I have no idea how I learned about baseball, but somehow I did.

    finally awake posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:56:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    The commercials are the best part

    M leavingwt posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:58:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    [Insert obligatory comment on how GB member Losch hates football, because it's violent and un-Christian.]

    cofty posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:03:00 GMT(2/6/2012)

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    Oh here comes Madge with a little half time sing-song. night night

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